What We Believe


We are constituent members of the Episcopal Church of Connecticut and of the Anglican Communion in the United States.

We are descendants of and partners with the Church of England, Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world. We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person.


We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating and life-giving God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death and resurrection saved the world.

We believe in amendment of life, the forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting. Holy Communion may be received by all baptized Christians, not only members of the Episcopal Church.

We uphold the Bible and worship with the Book of Common Prayer.

We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being. Women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Lay people and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels in our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.

We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love before uniformity of opinion.

All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.